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MOU for development of “Pilot Green Hydrogen Technologies” – initiative towards  reduction of  the carbon emission jointly by District Administration , Chamba , Himachal  Pradesh and NHPC

In line with the country’s resolve to reduce the carbon foot print in the Power Sector, NHPC has been taking the lead in the development of Renewable Energy Resources under the dynamic & energetic leadership of Shri A.K. Singh, CMD, NHPC.   Pursuing  this goal, a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) Between District Administration, Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) and NHPC Limited For Development of “Pilot Green Hydrogen Technologies” in DisttChamba, Himachal Pradesh was signed on 15th April’ 2022. MOU was signed by Shri D. C. Rana, I.A.S. Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate of Chamba on behalf of Himachal Pradesh and Shri A.K. Pathak, Chief Executive Officer of NHPC Renewable Energy Limited on behalf of NHPC Limited in the   auspicious presence of Shri Jai Ram Thakur Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal  Pradesh, Shri KishanKapoor, MP Kangra, Shri PawanNayyar, MLA Chamba& Shri Ram SubhagSingh,Chief Secretary, Himachal Pradesh Govt. . During this occasion, Shri  Surjeet Kumar Sandhu , Group General Manager,Chamera-II& III Power Station was also present.

As per MOU , NHPC  shall be  developing a Pilot Green Hydrogen Mobility Project including Hydrogen production in District Chamba (HP). NHPC shall upscale hydrogen production on commercial scale to supply the hydrogen needs of Himachal Pradesh in different sectors like mobility, transportation, heating,  micro grid & subsequent MoU shall be signed separately.

This Pilot project will create roadmap for future development of Green Hydrogen & subsequent    reduction of the carbon emission in transportation sector and will also attract long term investment in Hydrogen economy creating different revenue streams & job opportunities for youth of Himachal Pradesh.

NHPC has formed a wholly owned subsidiary company for development of renewable energy, small hydro and green hydrogen projects named as NHPC Renewable Energy Limited (NREL). This project shall be executed by NHPC Renewable Energy Limited, Research & Development Department of NHPC and Chamera-II Power Station of NHPC Limited.

Hon’ble Prime Minister in COP-26 had announced that India will go Carbon neutral by 2070 and by 2030 India will generate 500 GW from non-fossilfuel sources which will be 50% of total installed capacity and this initiative of Government ofHimachal under the dynamic leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh & NHPC will be a big milestone in this matter.

Glimpses of Signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) Between District Administration, Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) and NHPC Limited For Development of “Pilot Green Hydrogen Technologies” in DisttChamba

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